I’m still learning new things about GitHub. They’re bringing on some of the biggest talent in our industry and I truly believe they’re doing too much work for me to keep up with. I’m glad to have caught this note though. As referenced in the article there are certain companies that will deny pull requests because the code may possibly change between the time the request has been submitted and the time it gets reviewed before the pull takes place. That’s an interesting conundrum, but the lesson I learned from this article outlines that you can file a pull request pointed at a specific commit as opposed to a pull request for the branch itself.
This is great for me to keep in mind as I have all of my WordPress plugins hosted on GitHub and will take note of this as future pull requests come my way.